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Gophers Hockey: Nick Seeler ejected for hit to the head of Niklas Nevainen

St. Cloud State scored twice on the ensuing major penalty.

Nick Seeler (11) going against UMD's Alex Iafallo (14) earlier this season.
Nick Seeler (11) going against UMD's Alex Iafallo (14) earlier this season.
Matt Christians/SBN College Hockey

Minnesota redshirt junior defenseman Nick Seeler tends to go for the big hit. Near the same spot where he puled one off on Friday against St. Cloud State, his attempt during the second period of Sunday's game was anything but. It's one that likely grabs the attention of the Big Ten discipline office.

Seeler's hit left Huskies junior defenseman Niklas Nevalainen on the ice for a couple minutes. He eventually skated off the ice with the help of a teammate and went to the locker room. He did not return.

Seeler was given a five minute major for contact to the head and a game misconduct.

St. Cloud State took advantage of the five minute major, scoring twice and turning a 3-2 lead into a three goal deficit for the Gophers.

Seeler, a 2011 fifth round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild, has one assist in 10 games played this season for the Gophers. He transferred in August 2014 from Nebraska-Omaha.

S/T @cjzero